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1. The Voice of Justice . Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 
1963, 158 pp. 10 photos. The only available edition of the 
complete Manifesto, Program, Appeal, and Statement of the Front 
of National Liberation of South Vietnam. The 10-point program is 
the model for a revolutionary manifesto which has been adopted in 
the main by the Malayan and other Liberation Fronts. (130) 

2. Declaration of the First Congress of the South Vietnam National 
Front for Liberation , Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 
June 1962. 36 pp. Document setting forth the Front's world- 
outlook, explanation of its program, attitude towards North Viet- 
nam, views on U.S. imperialism and the first published statement 
of the conditions under which the Front would call for outside 
help. (25) 

3. Coup After Coup in^Saigon by Hai Thu and Binh Thanh. Hanoi: 
Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1964. 98 pp. 18 photos. 
Account of how Diem was overthrown, and fallacy of U.S. position. 
Also contains stories of atrocities suffered by the Vietnamese 
and of the heroism of the Liberation forces. Recommended for the 
major excerpts from the eloquent speech delivered by Nguyen Huu 
Tho, President of the NLF, at Second Congress in January, 1964. (19)1 

4. Special War - An Outgrowth: of Neo- Colonialism by Nguyen Van Hieu. 
Peking; Foreign Languages Press , 1965* 25 pp. Speech delivered 
at the Peking Scientific Symposium in 1964 by the Foreign Minister 
of the NLF. An analysis of the new-type war the U.S. is waging 
in South \Viet nam and hopes to wage all over the Third World, and 
a corresponding analysis of the Liberation War of the South 
Vietnamese people. (100) 

5« Solemn Pledge of the Thirty Million Vie tnamese People . Peking: 
Foreign Languages Press, 1965. 49 pp. The definitive statement 
of the Front of National Liberation setting forth its views on 
the war, its immediate appeals for moral and material support 
from the world, and conditions under which it would call upon 
other countries and an international brigade to aid it. Also 
contains the appeals of the Fatherland Front, and the National 
Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) 
to the parliaments of all nations. (93) 

6..*. General Vo Nguyen Giap. Tl^^Sotith Vietnam People Will Win . 
Hanoi : Foreign Larigua^fes Publishing House, 1965. 130 pp. 
Analyzes both the strong and weak points of the South Vietnam 
Liberation Army and of its adversaries, and a delineation of 
the NLF # s program and political merits. Indispensable is the 
second part of the book, a list and brief description of the 
"Principal Events In South Vietnam During the Past Ten Years 
(1954-1964). (99) 

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7 - Escalation War and Songs About Peace. Hanoi; Foreign Languages 
. ..Publishing House, 1965. 79 pp. The Democratic Republic of Viet- 
nam s views on negotiations amending the war; analysis of Lyndon 
Johnson s Baltimore speech and how it attempts to deceive the 
world regarding negotiations; the DRV's reaction to the tLvS*- 
aenal_bombardment . The first article, "Escalation War and Songs 
About Peace," by Luu Quy Ky> portrays the DRVV desire for peace 
and honest negotiations. The second article, by Nguyen Khac 
Vien, is titled "After Three Months of Escalation" awakes some 
unusual comments about the bombings. (33) 

8. Wilfred G.Burchett. My Visit to th e Li berated Zones of ;S 6»th 

Vietnam .. Hanoi: Foreign i.anguages Publishing House, 1964, ' 15'6 pp. 
8 phoTos. Burchett's odyssey never published in the U.S. How 
the revolution in South Vietnam developed among the minority 
peoples, human interest stories of some who played leading roles 
Explains Burchett's belief in the humaneness of the NLF- also 
^u ™ S r, Burcl } ett ' s interviews with NLT President Nguyen Huu :Tho 

W ^ h DR Y e ^ esident Ho Chi Minh, and with DRV General Vo Nguyen 
Giap* (69; 





Malcolm Salmon. Focus on Indo-China . Hanoi: Foreign Languages 
Publishing House, ^9617 280 pp. An Australian correspondent 
stationed for years in Hanoi writes what is perhaps the best his- 
tory in English of the Indo-Chinese peoples. Presents a wealth 
of material never before revealed about the negotiations with the 
French before the first Resistance War, and the hegemony of the 
working class in the Vietnamese national movement. (40) 

The Song on Both Sides of the River. Hanoi: Foreign Languages 
Publishing .House, 1963. 101 pp. 5 illus. Anthology of poems from 
North and South Vietnam; poems of poignancy and pathos. Many of 
them, such as DRV Central Committee member To Huu's "Our Wrath 
Shall Last Forever", classics. In portraying the Vietnamese 
people s simple joys and sorrows, it gives great insight into the 
character of the people. (96) 

Letters From South Vietnam. Hanoi : Foreign Languages Publishing 
House 1963. Volume I. 127 pp. Letters written by people in 
South Vietnam to their relatives in the North; human documents 
revealing in an intimate way the tortures and atrocities the 
people in the South are enduring, and their thoughts about the 
North and about their Revolution. (63) 

Letters From South Vietnam. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing 
House, 1964. Volume II. 193 pp. 8 illus. Issued after the 
exceptional world-wide popularity of Volume I. Artlessly reveals 
the character and humanity of the people of South Vietnam. (64) 

On the Problem of War and Peace . Hanoi: Foreign Languages Pub- 
lishing H6use, 1964. 135 pp. Complete, original and brilliant 
indictment of modern revisionism; never speaks in generalities 
gives the arguments of modern revisionism on all aspects of the 
war and peace question, then refutes them with originality and 
logic. Articles reprinted from the Review "Tuyen Huan" ("In^or- 
?73^° n and Education ") and the Party journal "Hoc Tap" ("Study"). 




14 Le Duan. On Some Present International Problems . Hanoi: Foreign 
Languages Publishing House, 1964. 182 pp. Speeches by the First 
Secretary of the Lao Dong (Workers* i.e*, Communist; Party, who 
is one of the greatest living Marxist-Leninists; a compilation of 
three speeches, including the highly- regarded "Hold High the Rev- 
olutionary Banner of Creative Marxism," delivered to commemorate 
the 80th anniversary of the death of Karl Marx. (72) 

15. Le Duan. Hold High the Revolutionary Ban ner of Creative Marxism, 
Lead O ur Revolutionary Cau se to Co mplete Victoiy I Peking: Foreign 
Languages Press, 1964. 56 pp. Since Le Duan's above-listed On 
Some P resent lntema tional_J?roblems is often unavailable, some of 
his speeches, like this one, can be purchased separately; Le Duan s 
"Hold High the Revolutionary Banner" has already achieved recogni- 

• tion* utilizing only the most important and revealing quotes from 
Marx' and Lenin, Le Duan expresses the quintessence of Marxism- 

• Leninism and this particular speech serves as an excellent intro- 
duction to Marxism. (53) 

16. Le Duan. Some Questions Conc erning the International Tasks of 
Our Party. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1964, 06 pp. pother 
speech included in the volume On Some Present International Prob- 
lems. A great report delivered at the 9th session of the Vietnam 
Lao Dong Party's Central Committee, December 1963. Criticism of 
modern revisionism showing clearly where the DRV stands in tne 
light of the ideological debate. Highly original, no generaliza- 
tions, just logic completely explained. (95) 

17. Truong Chinh. The August Revolution (Second Ed.). Hanoi: Foreign 
Languages Publishing House, 1962. 82 pp. A famous and highly- 
praised- book by a leading member of the Politburo ° f the Lao 
Dong Party and President of the Standing Committee of the National 
Assembly; all of his books reflect rare originality, this one 
discusses the character and historic significance of Vietnam s 
August Revolution of 1945. Also gives important insights into 
the policy and tactics of the Vietnamese Communists, and presents 
a wealth of material about the united front and its development in 
Vietnam;. (7) 

18. Truong Chinh. The Resistance Will Win. Hanoi: Foreign Languages 
Publishing House, i960. 137 pp. An amazingly human ''political 
tract" explaining the nature and character of the Vietnamese 
peoole's resistance war against the French, the strengths and 
weaknesses of the Viet Minn and of the enemy, etc. Can be con- 
sidered ani^tremely valuable revolutionary manual and one of the 
most valuable books on guerilla warfare, 

19 Truong Chinh. March Ahead Tinrter the Party's Banner. Hanoi: For- 
' " eign Lakgjages Publishing Hou se 1963 liy.pp. -^ludes the Jan- 
uary 1960 article "Strategic Guiding Principles of Our Party 
discusses at length and in detail the question of the united front. 
Indispensable to an understanding of.the^ront of National Libera- 
tion of South Vietnam now, and its similarity to the Viet Minh 
and Fatherland Front. Surprisingly undogmatic. [bb) 

20. Len Fox. Friendly Vietnam . Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing 
House, 1958. 169 pp. An outstanding book by an Australian writer 


who lived for years in North Vietnam. Valuable in understanding 
the culture, traditions, and altogether new way of life being built 
there* In a very human way, Len Fox discusses in separate chap- 
ters, the friendliness of the Vietnamese people* their love of 
peace and of poetry, and how their democratic electoral and gov- 
ernmental system operates. (41) 

21. President Ho Chi Minh . Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing : House, 
1960. 121pp. Tne irirst part of this political biography is by 
DRV Premier Pham Van Dong; the second by the Committee for the 
Study of the History of the Vietnamese Workers' Party. The sen- 
sitive account of President Ho by one of his closest friends, 
Pham Van Dong, shows the outstanding qualities of the President of 
the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and, unwittingly, the erudi- 
tion of Pham Van Dong himself. (86) 

22. The Beacon Banner . Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1964. 
155 pp. Short stories about the Resistance War in Vietnam, each 
one by a different Vietnamese writer. Helpful for an understanding 
of the Vietnamese people. Notable is "Souvenir of a Dead" by 

Van Ngu. Deeply moving. (8) 

23. Ho Chi Minh. Selected Works . Volume I. Hanoi: Foreign Languages 
Publishing House, 1960. 184 pp. Writings available in four volumes 
by Ho Chi Minh. His writings show why so many consider him one 

of the great men of the Twentieth Century. Volume I contains 
writings and speeches from 1922-26. (49) 

24. Ho Chi Minh. Selected Works . Volume II. Hanoi: Foreign Languages 
Publishing House, 1961. 172 pp. Contains, among other outstanding 
works, President Ho's book French Colonialism on Trial . (50) 

25. Ho Chi Minh. Selected ^Works . Volume III. Hanoi: Foreign Languages 
Publishing House, 1961. 445 pp. Contains his writings and speeches 
covering the period from the August 1945 Revolution to the re-est- 
ablishment of peace in July 1954. (51) 

26. Ho Chi Minh. 


Sel ected Works 

„ t ^„. Volume IV. Hanoi: Foreign Languages 
468 pp. Covers the time from the re-estab- 

Publishing House, .~~ rr- — — 

lishment of peace in July 1954 to September 1960 when the Third 
National Congress of the Vietnam Lao Dong Party was held. (52) 

27. Ho Chi Minh. 

Prison Diary . 
House, 1962. 94pp. Poems translated by Aileen Palmer. 

Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing 

Verses by 

Ho Chi Minh. The poems comprising Prison Diary were composed in 
extraordinary circumstances --in the prisons and chain-gangs of 
China where Ho Chi Minh was jailed by Chiang Kai-Shek in 1942. (87) 

Doan Trong Truyen and Pham Thanh Vinh. Bui lding an Independent 
"Nati onal Economy in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam . Hanoi; 
"Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1964. 171 pp. 26 illus . 
How the war-devastated DRV, one of the poorest countries in the 
world, resolved to build an independent economy without any im- 
perialist aid, and through Socialism and its people's dedication 
solved the famine and illiteracy problems; surmounting countless 
obstacles, the North Vietnamese built up an enviable industrial 
base. This book brings home the meaning and tragedy of the Amer- 

lean bombing of the EKV-- the; first former colonialist country ■■ 
to take the Socialist path, which by example showed to all under- 

p^l^ how t hrough Socialism **, 

;9, fhe Democrat ic Republic of Vietnam O n theRoad of Son-i^n^ Indus . 
trialization Hanoi: Foreign Langua ges Publishing ^5^1963— 
^L? P w ?S S l ^^Vf the "economic, miracle in North Viet- 
J?* 1 JSV^S * 9 * 1 the French built little industry, the people of 

Sdu2S^ btt ;id U V ™ etal l lirgi S al > ^ct'ic -power eAd dheSoal 
industry and a transport and communications system ^vhich the DRV 
calls the arteries n*r fc£ . sa ry fo- the. building jf economy". Un- 
like the Soviet Unicn arc o.her :>>..-. i*"»i r +- cour .+ ; _, Qe ->-" e DRV 
stressed light as well * £ H,^y „rc^':ry. -Photo? cf ^!e DRV's 
modern industrial cenievsj^ ...! B va ch die U.S. is tiying to destroy 
Acknowledgement and rGitsia,;on o; mistakes the DRV has made (280' 


Thirty Tears ,,Q.l_StrirTgJLe - _of the Party. Book 'One. By the Central 
Committee of Propagate, of -ihs~?IerHam Lao Dong Party and the 
Committee for tho Study of the Party's History. Hanoi: Foreign' 
Languages Publishirg House, 1930 . 102 pp. Written to commeaorSte . 
the founding of ;he Inciccfi-nc-a Communist Party, Covers th* ■■* 
birth of the Party, the period of .illegal struggle, and tW August 1 

aW^i?™ ^ 5 " H ^ S Valu f 33le ^ <*ifficult-to?obtain informal ** 

about the^Indochinese Democratic Front (1936-39) and other organ- «i 

izations the Vietnamese, experienced practitioners of the united I 

front, pioneered. (Ill) | 

il. Dang Tran Con and Doan Thi Diem. Lament of a Soldier's Wi fe. m 
Translated by Jewi Alley. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing 1 
. House, 1965.^55 pp. One of the most popular poems in Vietnam; 

^ e \J n + the 170 ° s ',- it ^ es tifies to the peace-loving character 
of the Vietnamese people. (60) • 


In the Enemy's Net. Memoirs from the Revolution. Hanoi: Foreign 
Languages , Publishing House, 1962. 153 pp. Accounts by DRV leaders 
of : their. lives as revolutionaries, their lives in (and ingenious 
escapes from) prison, their constant struggle to evade the police 
dragnet while carrying on underground activities to spread revo- 
lutionary doctrines among the workers and peasants. Testifies to 
the^ bravery and spirit of the Vietnamese revolutionaries, and the 
last memoir gives an eye-witness account of the August 1945 
Revolution. (56) 

-•' UJ te ?"!f! Anniversary of the Democra tic Republic of Vietnam . 
4|i£i±2M£ Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1360 ! 
120 pp. Bart One includes a message delivered by Ho Chi Minh 
a speech %y Truong Chinh, and an address by Pham Van Dong at the 
commemorative ceremony held in Hanoi on September 2, 1960 to cele- 
brate the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Democratic 
Republic of Vietnam. They tell of some 'of. the DRV's accomplish- 
ments. Part II contains congratulations by the delegates of the 
Socialist and neutral countries to this Congress. (36) 

4 '. Cohstitut ion of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam . Hanoi- For- 
eign Languages Publishing House, 19b0. 69 pp. TKe surprisingly 
Western in some ways State structure of the DRV is more simple 





I 36. 




than that of the Soviet Union and some other Socialist countries 
SSShJ among other things insures that the articles of the DRV 
Constitution are widely understood and put into practice. UO 

Breaking Our Chains. Documents of the Vietnamese Revolution of 
ISq uBt, 1945. Hanoi : Foreign Languages Publishing Hp»se 1960. 
104 pp Documents calling on therp^ple to r*ee T »PJ^*f c *^ it _ 
Japanese and the French, the setting up of the LiberjU-on commit, 
tees and the founding of the Free Zones, etc. Ten-Point Program 
ol ?he Viet Minn FroSt and instructions for its gg^Jf JS^ 
Includes the Declaration of Independence of t^.^f^BfaJ^sic 
lie of Vietnam, which is based on our own, and the words and music 
of the Vietnamese national anthem. (9) 

General, Vo Nguyen Giap. People ' s War People * sj^ ■ I^i * ^ 
Foreign Languages Publishing House lyoa. ^ PP-Jf^L Ilia war- 
in larger edition). 2 photos. The classic manual^on guerilla^war 
fare, studied by the Pentagon and every war college.^ With per 
ceptive insight, former school teacher Vo Nguyen Giap tell| f ho v 
thS Vietnamese people's war against the French was a people s war 
in every sense, and that only when ^eril^ fighters Practice 
kindness and consideration towards the people can they ever be 
successful. (82) 

Democratic Republic of V^ ^^-iQ^-IQfin Impressions Of For- 
e igners. Hanoi: Foreign Unguages Pub lishi ng House, fi^^ffl /P* 
KSelgnirs of all nations give their impressions of J**?** 1 * 
of the DRV, and give eloquent testimonial to ^e Vietnam ese _ 
people's love for peace, the impressive new way ■ of J 1 *® ^^r* 
everywhere in the North and the democratic nature of the DRV gov- 
ernment. (26) 


Joint Statement of Chai 
Minh . Peking: Foreign 
statement of all major 
DRV and PRC since most 
ing to the approval and 
which gives their opini 
problems. Also contain 
revisionism which he de 
Party School in Hanoi. 

rm an Liu Shao-Chi an d President Ho Chi 
Languages Press, 1953. 35 pp. Really a 
(and many minor) government leaders of the 
of them took part in the discussions lead- 
adoption of this ideological document, 
ons of modern revisionism and many world 
s Liu Shao-Chi 's speech castigating modern 
livered May 15, 1963 at the Nguyen Ai Quoc 

Selected Short 

The One-Eved TTioph^t andthe Elephant Genie. Selected Short 
Stories of the Resistance War. Hanoi '-^ijignl^ng^ages^ 
lishing House, 1959. 145 pp.. An excellent collecti onof ator ies, 
some by well-known Vietnamese writers but the °J hers o ^ bl ^ e lf 
a result of a contest organized by the Vietnam P e °P le * £^J£ 
accounts of "The most outstanding memory of my ^7 S ^ tjearmy . 
The latter are exceedingly well written especially First Love . 
The naivete of "First Love" is particularly moving. {■//) 

Nguyen Ngoc. The Village That Wouldn't _Die. A Story of Vietnam's 
Resistance War. Hanoi: Foreign Languages P^^jJ 1 ^,^?^.^^ 
204 pp. Awarded First Prize for Literature by the Association of 
Vietnamese Writers and Artists, this first novel about the minor- 
ity people of the Western highlands, based on authentic characters, 
shows great descriptive power and makes the conditions or oepri- 


vation,and especially of starvation during the war, come intensely 
alive. (130) ; / y 

41. Nguyen Huy Tuong. The Frontier Campaign » (Memoirs). Hanoi: 

Foreign Languages Publishing House, j.962. 117 pp. Written while 
Nguyen Huy Tuong accompanied the Vietnam People*' s Army on the 
forced marches of 1950 during the battles of the liberation of 
Cao Bang and Lang Son provinces , bordering on China, which were 
a turning point in the war and paved the way for a series of 
victories culminating in Dien Bien Phu. In the form of a novel, 
Tuong writes only what he and his comrades saw and experienced: 
the cold and the hunger, the dreadful deprivations and rigors of 
battle, and the heroism of the Viet Minh fighters. ( 

4 2 - Some Doc u ments of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republi c 
of Vietnam, (3rd .Legislature, 1st Session) June -July 1964. Hanoi: 
Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1964, 121 pp. Contains im- 
portant speeches and reports on Vietnam's industry and agriculture, 
and. the situation in' South Vietnam: 1) Government Report to the 
' National Assembly by Premier Pham Van Dong, 2) Report on the sit- 
uation in South Vietnam and the struggle for the peaceful re-uni- 
fication of Vietnam, by Nguyen Van Vinh, Chairman of the Govern- 
ment's Re-Unification Committee, 3) President Ho Chi Minh's 
speech at the closing session and 4) Statement of the National 
Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, (94) 

43. Huu Mai. The Last Stronghold . Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publish- 
ing House, 1963. 319 pp* A most excellent novel about the battle 
of Dien Bien Phu, in which the author, then a war correspond ant, 
participated extensively. Real events and characters described 
in fictional form. (61) 

44- Le Van Chat. The Undeclared War in South Vietnam . Hanoi: Foreign 
Languages Publishing House , 19o 2 f 197 pp. 12 illus. A study of 
the events leading to and encompassing the massive U.S. invasion 
of South Vietnam, written by a member of the government of the 
DRV, who, for a long time , lived in South Vietnam. The book is 

• vitally important for the appendix which gives excerpts from the 
1954 Geneva agreements, Declaration of the government of the DRV 
on. June 6 , 1955, its messages to the leaders of South Vietnam, 

'Memorandum of the DRV on February 28, 1962 and, most important, 
the text of the letter of the DRV to Molotov and Eden, co-chairmen 
of the Geneva agreements, asking them to assume their responsibil- 
ities for holding the 1956 elections.. (112) 

45*. 'Song Ban. The Vietnamese T heat re , Hanoi: Foreign Languages Pub- 
lishing; JfotiB-ey 1960 . 55 pp. 49 illus. A fascinating book about 
" a* ; ^©a£^ from our own. All forms of the Vietnamese 

Q^eatre, the Popular Theatre (the earliest form- -where all plays 
*■ ' had to have a happy ending!), -The Classical Theatre, The Reformed 
Theatre, The Spoken Theatre, and the most contemporary forms, 
are covered. (129) 

#6. Bui Due Ai. The Young Woman of- Sao Beach ;' Hanoi: Foreign Lang- 
uages Publis}*!^ Intense novel about a 
*■ yaxxng woman, her' miseries and hardships during the war. (136) 


47. First Documents on the Phu Loi Mass Murder in South Vietnam * By 
the Central Committee of Protest Struggle Against the Maps Murder 

■ at Phu Loi. Hanoi: Foreign .Languages Publishing House , 1959* 77 
pp. The account of and protests against the food poisoning of 
6 # 000 political prisoners (mainly former Viet Minh members) in 
the Phu Loi concentration camp. on December 1, 1958 by Ngo PAnh 
Diem and his U.S. advisors. 1,000 of them died out right ih agony 
and their murder shocked the people of Nofh and Sputh Vietnam and 
was one of the factors leading to the latter *s open resistance in 
1959. (38) 

48. Fascist' Terror in South Vietnam—Law 10-59 ," Hanoi: -Foreign Lang- 
uages Publishing House, 1961. 96 pp. The content and text of a 
brutal, repressive fascist law; a- law promulgating murder and tor- 
ture against all former resistance member's. Before actios opposi- 
tion the Diemists and their U.S. backers proclaimed: "Let us ex- 
terminate the Viet Cong as if they were not human beings, as if 
we were in a state of war with them." (35) 

49. Days With Ho Chi Minh . Memoirs by ten people, including Vq Nguyen 
Giap and Jean Fort. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 
1962. 235 pp. 11 illus. Reminiscences by men who lived and worked 
alongside Ho Chi Minh and observed him under many circumstances 
and in many lands- -China, France, Thailand, the Soviet Uni6n Y etc. 
Not all the memoirs are on the same high level, and the book pre- 
supposes knowledge in detail of Vietnamese history on the part of 
the reader. But the book is x^ell worth reading for Vo Nguyen Giap's 
splendid reminiscences alone. Includes pictures of Ho Chi Minn 
as a young man. (22) 

50. Tran Do.; Stories of Dien Bien Ph u. (Second Ed. revised). Hanoi: 
Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1963. 134 pp. Tran Do was a 
divisional commander at the front at Dien Bien Phu, and the 
author lived through all the stories, written in the course of 
the campaign. (102) 

51- Vietnam- -A Sket ch. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House. 

21 pp. 11 photo's and a map. Interesting little book giving geo- 
". graphic and a little historic and cultural data. (115) 

611 ...... 

l„ J 52. To Huu. Poems. Translated by Aileen Palmer. Hanoi; Foreign Lang- 
uages Publi shing House, 1959. 24 pp. Outstanding poems by To Bxm, 
who is a Central Committee member of the Lao. Dong Party, author 
of the poems "Our Wrath Shall Last Forever" and "Remember My 
Words" (the latter about the famous young revolutionary, Nguyen 

t ese I ^ an ^ r °if executed in Saigon last October). (84) 

53. Mona Brand. Daughters of Vietnam . Hanoi: Foreign Languages Pub- 
lishing House, 1958. 183 ppl SEort stories (and a few poems) 
about Vietnamese women by Len Fox's wife who, with her writer-. - 
husband lived for years in Vietnam. (21) 

-&4* The First Moscruito and Other Stories. Hanoi: Foreign Languages 
PuBTisITing"Tiouse, 19513. 145 pp. Vietnamese folk tales, some of 
them by minority peoples. (39) 




55 " jnaomitabae South Vietnam. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing 
house 1964. Second Edition. 64 pp., mainly photo? . Text in 
English and m French. Pictures of the war, and some of the 
leaders and life in the Liberated areas, etc. (57) 

Nguyen Nghe. Facing the Skvhawks. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Pub- 
lishing House, 1964. 60 pp. plus 20 pp. of photos. True account 
of how the people of the DRV reacted to Lyndon Johnson's piratical 
attack against them as a result of the staged "Gulf of Tonkin" 
incidents of August 1964. How then, as now, the U. S. bombed 
Socialist economy and industry and how the Worth Vietnamese shot 
down giant U.S. pxanes with small anti-aircraft guns. (34) 

L?!.^SS • E U P uft a ki tm 'S T"*srvAnt-i„n j n Vietnam . Hanoi: Foreign 
Languages Publishing house, 1955. 35 pp. Shows the remarkable 
insight of the DRV which, back in 1955, foretold and here traces 
from the conclusion of the 1954 Geneva agreements, the systematic 
violation of those agreements by the U.S., the manhunts and 
massacres of former resistance fighters, the refusal to hold 
consultative talks on the holding of free elections, and the 
turning of South Vietnam into a U.S. colony and war base. (4) 

58 ' U » S> Military Adventure in South Vietnam . Hanoi: Foreign Lang- 
uages Publishing house, 1962. 72 pp. Contains the Statement of 
April 26, 1962 of the National Assembly of the DRV on fh e U S 

?S!?^? re l S JS n K?° Uth '? iG J n ?2* the Keport h y N W e11 VanVinh, 
President ^of the National Re-Unification Committee (who tells 

of the DRV s many efforts to get the Soviet Union and Britain 
co-chairmen of tne Geneva agreements, to "stop short U.S. aggres- 
sion ), and many short speeches by leading members of the DRV's 
National Assembly about the U.S. intervention in South Vietnam. 

Ten Years of Fighting and Bu ilding of the Vie tname se People's 
gm; Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1955, 28 pp. 
a ii US x Special article published by the Vietnam News Agency 
on th l r *? n " fch T , anniversary of the founding of the Vietnamese People's 
Army; (VPA), December 22, 1954. In short chapters discusses prep- 
aration for the armed uprising, formation of the VPA, its role 
in the Resistance War against the French, and gives statistics of 
some achievements of the VPA in eight years of fighting. (109) 

60 ' jlgtnam r ,-My Native Land. (Seven Vietnamese Songs) Hanoi: Foreign 
LancAiag^s Publishing House, 1963. 39 pp. plus 4 page supplement 
of songs) The supplements give the words in English to seven 
Vietnamese songs expressing appreciation of nature, the native 
land, and the new construction sites. The complete music and 
Vietnamese words follow. (123) 

61. Le Duan. On the Socialist R evolutionin Vietnam. Volume I. 
hanoi: Foreign Languages PubHsKing House, 1965. 110 pp. 
Contains ''Leninism and Vietnam's Revolution" (speech delivered 
«S ^n" 1 lng r the COInme moration of Lenin's 90th birthday), 
Re-Assessment of the Leadership of the Vietnamese Proletariat" 
(speech delivered to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 
August Revolution), and "Revolution Is the Work of the Masses" 
(written for the 13th anniversary of the founding of the Demo- 



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cratic Republic of Vietnam). Le Duan assesses the heritage of 
Leninism, and examines such questions as the role of the prole- 
tariat and the dictatorship of the proletariat in various forms. 
He explains his belief that only a Socialist system, like that 
in the DRV, can widely draw all sections of the masses into 
extensive participation in state administration.. (75) 

52. Le Duan. On the Socialist Revolution in Vietnam. Volume II. 
Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1965. 212pp. Le 
Duan discusses industry and agriculture in the Democratic Republic 
of Vietnam with special emphasis on their specific problems and 
solutions, and upon the system of agricultural cooperatives. (76) 

33. Wilfred G. Burchett. Vietnam: Inside Story of t he Guerilla War. 

New York: International Publishers, 1965. 245 pp. Illustrated" 1 with 
20 photos taken by the author. A significant book by the only 
Western writer to travel extensively throughout Liberated terri- 
tory in South Vietnam. Burchett' traces' some of the origins of. 
the struggle in South Vietnam, its scope and development, and 
the democratic nature of the Front of National Liberation. (119) 

64. Bert rand Russell and Russell D. Stetler, Jr. War and Atrocity in 

Vietnam. Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation. London: Shenval 

Press, Hertford and Harlow. 52 pp. Contains some excellent quotes 
concerning the heinous nature of the war in Vietnam and is parti- 
cularly recommended for the quote on page 52 from the program of 
the Front for National Liberation. (133) 

65. Huu Thai. Alert on the 17th Parallel . Hanoi: Foreign Languages 
Publishing House, 1965. 50 pp. 27 illus. plus a map. How the 
people of North Vietnam reacted to the U.S. bombings in the early 
months of 1965. Describes the bombings of civilian targets. 
Human interest stories of how the North Vietnamese shoot at the 
most modern - American aircraft with rifles! At the end of the book 
is a chronological index of U.S. action against the DRV from 
August 5, 1964 to March 19, 1965 and a map pinpointing them. (74) 

66. We Will Win. Hanoi : Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1965. 

46 pp. Contains: (1) the complete text of the Statement by"the ' 
Central Committee of the Front of National Liberation of South 
Vietnam, of March 22, 1965, which says, among other things, that 
if the U.S. continues sending in more troops and escalating, the 
Front will call for military aid from abroad and for outside vol- 
unteers; (2) the March ?7, 1965 statement of the Fatherland Front 
of the Democratic Rep-.'.Kiic of Vietnam, marking an important change 
in policy and expressing support for the March 22 Statement of 
the Front of National Liberation; and (3) Appeal of April 6, 1965 
to the people of North Vietnam by the DRV's FatKer land Front, con- 
cerning the serious situation caused by the U.S. air war. (134) 

67. A g a i" st U.S. Aggressio n. Main documents of the National Assembly 
_of the DRV. 3rd Legislature, 2nd session. Hanoi: Foreign Lang- 
uages Publishing House, 1965. 96 pp. Reports from the session ' 
of the National Assembly which met in April, 1965 to discuss the' 
problems arising from the U.S. aerial bombardment against North 
Vietnam. Contains: (1) the 'very important government report by 








Premier Pham Van Dong; (2) Speech by Ho Chi Minh; (3) Resolution 
of the National Assembly on the Government Report, and (4) Appeal 
to the National Assemblies of All Countries in the World to 
protest U.S. aggression. (3) 

Lorraine Salmon. Pig Follows Dog . Hanoi: Foreign Languages Pub- 
lishing House, 1960, 206 pp. A warm, human and non-political 
book about everyday life in North Vietnam by an Australian woman, 
the wife of author Malcolm Salmon, who lived there two years. 
Describes the customs of the people of Vietnam, their holidays, 
clothing, how their life is constantly improving, what one can 
buy in their stores, how they spend their leisure time. Parts 
of the book now become especially poignant, because many of the 
place described, such as "Ha Long Bay" (the beautiful seaside 
resort) have been bombed in the pitiless U.S. air war. (83) 

Pe ace or Violence. Peking: Foreign Languages Press. 1963. 33 pp. 
Reprint of an article published in "Hoc Tap" (Study), theoretical 
journal of the Lao Dong (Workers*) Party of the Democratic Re- 
public of Vietnam, in September, 1963. Effectively presents the 
thesis that Socialism has never yet come about peacefully because, 
though the working class neither likes nor initiates violence, 
the ruling class always uses violence and never voluntarily gives 
up power to the people. The article also makes other points 
especially timely today, such as the importance in making a dis- 
tinction in the class character of various kinds of violence, 
in opposition to the pacifists, revisionists and others who 
oppose "all wars" even including just wars of self defense and 
wars of liberation where the people have no recourse other than 
armed uprising, (79) 

A Heroic People . Memoirs from the revolution. Hanoi: Foreign 
Languages Publishing House, 1965. 258 pp. President Ho Chi Minh, 
Defense Minister Vo Nguyen Giap, Fatherland Front leader Hoang 
Quoc Viet and other write memoirs of their revolutionary activi- 
ties before the August Revolution of 1945. Pham Kung and Le 
Van Luong's prison memoirs tell how they converted common crimi- 
nals in the prison to the Party's morality, and taught them to 
endure the tortures bravely. General Giap's memoirs, the longest 
in the book, are mainly about Ho Chi Minh and his years in the 
caves of Cao Bang, and his triumphant return to the country when 
the revolution was successful. (1) 

C ome to the Fields, Buffalo . Vietnamese Folk Songs. Hanoi: 
Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1958. 96 pp. "Love Songs" 
(some dating back centuries), songs about "Worries and Woes", 
"Peasant Wit and Wisdom", and "Songs Born of the August Revo- 
lution of 1945". (16) 

The Problems Facing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1961 . 
Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1961. 59 pp. Prob- 
lems of economy, culture, national re-unification, and foreign 
relations, Valuable report on "Economic and Cultural Develop- 
ment" in the North after the Three- Year Plan for industrial de- 
velopment by Nguyen Duy Trinh, who then was Vice-Premier and 
head of the State Planning Committe, but who now occupies the 


important post of Foreign Minister. This Report was read to the 
2nd Session of the National Assembly (Parliament), 2nd Legisla- 
ture. The second part of the book contains Prime Minister Pham 
Van Dong's report ''Struggle for Peaceful National Re-Unification 
and Development of International Relations," which, in tracing 
some of the DRV s persistent efforts to secure diplomatic re- 
cognition and good relations with the African nations/ refutes 
Bernard Fall's allegations to the contrary. (88) 

73. Nguyen Xuan Tram. From Mainland Hell To Island Hell . Hanoi: 
Foreign Languages Publishing House, l96l. 12 1 pp. Post -face by 
isabelle Blume. Factual story of a young woman. Dong Thi Can, 
and her prison-mates, describing their fiendish torture by the 
Diemists in the worst jails and dungeons of South Vietnam. Told 
in the form of a narrative, the book describes the unimaginable 
pain, horror and suffering inflicted upon totally innocent people 
(such as a Catholic woman who played no part whatsoever in the 
Resistance) whom Diem accused of being "against" his regime. 
Extremely valuable for an understanding of South Vietnam today 

of the inhuman conditions that compelled the people to resort 
to struggle. (42) 

74. Le Van Chat. The South Vietnam Liberation National Front /Hanoi.- 
Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1962. $7" pp. The title is 
deceptive, for only a small seotion is devoted to facts about 
the N.L.F. To explain the birth of the N.L.F,, the authors cite 
U.S.-Diemist atrocities and repressive measures, and contend 
the world opinion towards the U.S. -supported Diem government is 
raher unfavorable. The aims of the Front are outlined, and 
specific reforms are promised. Despite its occasional repetitive- 
ness, the book is generally well-written informative and logical, 
and is one of the more outstanding North Vietnamese publications 
in English. (98)